Crystal Vandegrift, Author at Farmville

Farmville

Roundabout construction to begin in spring

Those who travel Route 15 to and from Farmville already know how the new roundabout in Prince Edward County at the intersection of Route 15/133/692 ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, October 28, 2022 4:23 pm

Charlotte

Dominion proposes to acquire Courthouse Solar

In its third annual clean energy filing with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC), Dominion Energy, Virginia, on Friday, Oct. 21, proposed nearly two dozen ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, October 28, 2022 3:44 pm

COVID-19

Pediatric COVID booster now available

Parents of young children in the Commonwealth are now able to seek a free bivalent pediatric COVID-19 booster vaccine for their children aged five years ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, October 21, 2022 9:27 am

Buckingham medical

COVID-19

CDC keeps eye on new COVID strain

Just as a slight decline in COIVD-19 cases has been seen in the past month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, October 6, 2022 1:40 pm

Education

Student loan forgiveness: It’s not for everyone

Late last month, President Joe Biden announced a student loan forgiveness plan that could lessen the payback burden for millions of Americans faced with high ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, September 10, 2022 5:03 pm

Local

Monkeypox infections remain low

In the fight against yet another global disease outbreak, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced last week it is expanding eligibility for JYNNEOS, the ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, September 1, 2022 5:14 pm

COVID-19

Piedmont Health District makes new COVID-19 vaccine available

FARMVILLE – The Piedmont Health District has a new tool in the fight against COVID-19. The Novavax vaccine is the fourth to be authorized in ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, August 26, 2022 7:36 pm

COVID-19

CDC reduces quarantine after exposure

After two and a half years of issuing guidelines for mask wearing and quarantine times in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, earlier ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, August 26, 2022 3:30 pm

Local

VEC investigating fraud claims

The COVID-19 pandemic that struck in March of 2020 affected many individuals and their way of providing for their families. For some, those who were ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Tuesday, August 16, 2022 12:42 pm

Christopher Michael Rowan

Local

Judge makes a decision in local manslaughter case

MEHERRIN – For the second time, a trial naming Shannon M. Coleman as the defendant has been continued. The Meherrin resident faces one felony and ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, August 12, 2022 2:48 pm

Buckingham medical

COVID-19

COVID-19 cases rise in Piedmont Health District

FARMVILLE – More than two years have passed since the COVID-19 outbreak, and while vaccines have eased the rate of hospital admissions and deaths, the ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, August 5, 2022 8:08 am

LOCAL

Monkeypox cases continue to rise in local region

There are more than 5,000 cases of Monkeypox reported in the United States as of Aug. 1, with case numbers rising every day. The rise ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, August 4, 2022 6:41 pm

Local

New report details firearm injuries

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) says that the number of emergency department visits for firearm injuries increased 72% from 2018 to 2021. These statistics ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, July 30, 2022 4:36 pm

COVID-19

CDC: Masks urged for area

It’s time to mask back up. Especially if you live, work or travel to Prince Edward and Buckingham counties. The Centers for Disease Control listed ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, July 29, 2022 1:00 pm

Buckingham medical

COVID-19

FDA green lights new COVID vaccine

With an uptick in COVID-19 cases recently reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a Maryland-based biotechnology company has received emergency use authorization from ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, July 28, 2022 9:30 am

Local

First monkeypox case reported in Central region

A presumed case of monkeypox has made its way to the  Central Region of Virginia. This brings the number of cases to 44 as of ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, July 23, 2022 6:34 pm

LIFESTYLES

The Farm in Farmville and Carnival

Longwood University Speech, Hearing and Learning Services (SHLS) recently held a summer camp for its younger clients. The Language Enrichment through Games and Opportunities Camp, ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, July 21, 2022 5:00 pm

Local

Randolph Solar approved: Tactics in play questioned

After more than two years of public hearings, lawsuits and negotiations, one of the nation’s most extensive solar facilities is set to make Charlotte County ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, July 15, 2022 5:07 pm

Local

Mental health hotline to take effect Saturday

Beginning Saturday, July 16, a new hotline number will take effect for those who experience a mental health crisis. The number 988 has been designated ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, July 15, 2022 8:30 am

Local

Gas prices not slowing down travel

Despite gas prices at a record high, one study found that Americans still plan to travel and vacation this summer. According to AAA, a new ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, July 1, 2022 6:43 pm

Local

Foster care inquiries down following pandemic

Currently, there are nearly 5,000 young people in foster care in Virginia and more children are in need of a loving home and adults to ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:30 am

Local

Alcohol related deaths on the rise

The recent VDH report on Alcohol-Related Death in Virginia, 2016-2020, and the County Health Rankings show that the percentage of driving deaths with alcohol involvement ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, May 21, 2022 12:13 pm

Buckingham

Report shows county health declines

The 2022 County Health Rankings data published last week by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute shows communities in the Piedmont Health District to ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Sunday, May 8, 2022 3:34 pm

Education

Student loan payments extended again

For millions of Americans with student debt, the pause the federal government placed on loan repayment was supposed to come to an end in May. ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, April 29, 2022 5:24 pm

Local

Mega solar facility seeks CUP in neighboring county

After more than a year of meetings, public hearings, lawsuits and working to convince neighboring Charlotte County officials and citizens that Randolph should be the ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Saturday, April 16, 2022 6:16 pm

Local

DMV customers overcharged

If you have recently renewed your vehicle registration be on the lookout for extra added fees. According to Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Director ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, April 8, 2022 11:23 am

Local

Citizens can help fight hunger

If you are a shopper at Food Lion in Farmville or the surrounding area, you have the opportunity to help fight hunger for those in ... Read more

by Crystal Vandegrift, Friday, March 11, 2022 7:45 am

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